Bill

HB 3222

86(R) - 2019
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate Business & Commerce
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate Business & Commerce
Alcoholic Beverage Code

Contact the Author

Ken King

Phone:

512-463-0736

Capitol Office:

E2.410

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Ken King

Sponsor(s)

Kelly Hancock

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of a nonresident brewer and nonresident manufacturer agent permit; authorizing a fee.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3222 would create nonresident brewer and nonresident manufacturer agent permits, to be applied for by current holders of a nonresident sellers permit. The permit would allow permit holders to represent nonresident brewers or nonresident manufacturers located outside the United States, would allow them to perform any activity that the nonresident brewer or nonresident manufacturer could perform in the state, including for any permit, license, or other approval required by the agency on behalf of the nonresident brewer or nonresident manufacturer. The annual fee for the permit would be $2,500. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 3222 for promoting the principles of limited government and free markets. While we are opposed to the general idea of required brewer and manufacturer permits, this bill would grant foreign businesses additional flexibility and latitude in conducting their operations in the state, and as such we are able to recommend supporting the bill. 

Contact the Author

Ken King

Phone:

512-463-0736

Capitol Office:

E2.410

Email: